floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

I don't always play Minecraft, but when I do, I play on:

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  • Avatar of iRiaz iRiaz Dec 21, 2014 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    If I want a option to show the real name of a item (when auctioning a item that is named someting) what would I put in then? Like Actual Item: (some wierd code here)?

    Currently its just Auctioning 1 nameditemthingyhere Actual Item: (blank) so im a bit lost on this..


    - '&6%A1&8 is auctioning &6%A3 &6%L2&8%C5 for &c%A7&8.%C8' - '&bActual Item: %C4&a%L1&8%C5' <- assuming there is supposed to be something else right here.. Any ideas?

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  • Avatar of iRiaz iRiaz Dec 21, 2014 at 00:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Toxic__Waste: Go

    Go in Essentials, and put min amount of money to 0.

  • Avatar of Toxic__Waste Toxic__Waste Dec 20, 2014 at 06:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I was testing the plugin and i put a item up for auction for 50 and had a person bid on it who only had 34 dollars and after the auction was over they won the item but also was -16 in money.is there a way to stop bidders who dont have enough money to buy that item.this is a problem anyone can max bid an item and win it with no consequences.


  • Avatar of greeves12 greeves12 Dec 14, 2014 at 19:40 UTC - 0 likes

    update to 1.8 please

  • Avatar of RenHax RenHax Dec 12, 2014 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Alrighty then, what about the written book issue? I'm using the latest version and books with titles still show up as "Written Book".

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Dec 11, 2014 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @RenHax: Go

    There is no such feature. All bids are final unless the auction itself is cancelled.

    @RenHax: Go

    No idea, sorry.

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of RenHax RenHax Dec 11, 2014 at 02:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Also a feature suggestion: Is there a possible way to add the ability to cancel a bid within say, 3 seconds? I am having issues with players trying to bid fast and accidentally over bidding. For example; they want to buy something for 100, but accidentally bid 1000. Thanks!

  • Avatar of RenHax RenHax Dec 10, 2014 at 12:20 UTC - 0 likes

    hi I found an issue;

    When a player is qued for an action and goes to sell say '1 dirt for $1' - if the current auction ends and the player that was qued is holding a diamond/or any other item at that time point, it will auto bid the item in hand or this case: '1 diamond for $1' instead of the dirt.

    Last edited Dec 10, 2014 by RenHax
  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Dec 08, 2014 at 18:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @BiGUNMAN: Go

    /auc resume

    @broluigi: Go

    It should do that by default.

    @danielfr789: Go @Curtis4321: Go

    I gave the program to her since it was developed primarily for her server. I do not know her plans for this plugin.

    @mr_zertgy_1999: Go

    There is a line you can edit in launguage.yml.

    @xxtreepuncherxx: Go

    Holy crap. Banners would be as hard to program as fireworks were. I don't play Minecraft anymore. I had to look up what banners are, and they are seriously complicated.

  • Avatar of BiGUNMAN BiGUNMAN Dec 08, 2014 at 03:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I accidentally suspended auctions globally, and to one player... How do you unsuspend? Its not a toggle.


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
Last update
May 30, 2014
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